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One of last winter's surprise ratings winners returns for its second season tonight on Channel 2. Nolad Lirkod (Born to Dance), the talent competition for aspiring dancers from a variety of dance and personal backgrounds, kicks off at 9 p.m. with returning host Zvika Hadar and judges including Michal Amdurski and Ido Tadmor.
The series' first episodes will follow the auditions of hundreds of young dancers from around the country, with 20 selected to continue onto later rounds of the show.
Broadcasters have high hopes for Nolad Lirkod's heavily promoted second run, which follows a debut season that surprised nearly everyone with its widespread appeal and unexpectedly strong ratings. The show's first season helped launch the professional dance careers of three of its finalists, with winner Or Kahlon recently selected to join a Spanish dance troupe ranked among the best in the world.
Dance studios around Israel reported increased enrollments after Nolad Lirkod's first season, particularly among male students.